Leamington veg scheme takes part in Open Farm Sunday - The Leamington Observer

Leamington veg scheme takes part in Open Farm Sunday

Leamington Editorial 6th Jun, 2024   0

THE GATES are opening at Canalside Community Food near Radford Semele for Open Farm Sunday.

The public is invited to come and visit their vegetable and fruit growing scheme on Sunday June 9.

Visitors will have the opportunity to look round the vegetable-growing fields and polytunnels, as well as joining a volunteer morning in the veg fields.

Canalside grows all the produce provided in their weekly produce boxes. Around 150 households in the area subscribe to the scheme. Those who subscribe receive a share of the seasonal vegetable harvest throughout the year, with fruit alongside when in season.

The growers of the scheme lead regular volunteer mornings for the members of Canalside. And this year, members of the public will also have the chance to join in with a seasonal task during Open Farm Sunday.

The volunteer session will run between 10am and 1pm, and those interested in joining it are welcome to come for as much or as little of it as they feel able. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Administrator for the scheme Ali Jeffery said: “People often tell us they drive past our gate every day and have always wondered what we do, so we think that opening the gates and showing people round is a great way for people to find out about how Canalside works and how they can get involved.

“We also want to tell people about the model of farming that we use – Community Supported Agriculture. A tour of our farm will give people an insight into how it operates and what’s special about it. Joining in with the volunteer morning will also give visitors a taster of the work it takes to supply our member households with veg year round.”

The tour will take place at 1.30pm.

To find out more visit www.canalsidecommunityfood.org.uk

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